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ADI, Legend Silicon team up on mobile TV solution

Posted: 06 Sep 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Analog Devices? ADI? Legend Silicon? mobile TV? mobile TV receiver?

Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) and Legend Silicon Corp. have collaborated to accelerate the development of mobile TV receivers for China with the industry's first digital TV standard-compliant receiver solution.

The companies demonstrated the solution for China's newly established terrestrial TV broadcast standard at the recent International Mobitv Summit & Show 2006 in Shenzhen. The new digital terrestrial TV broadcasting standard, coded GB 20600-2006, was announced by the Standardization Administration of China on Aug. 30 and will come into effect on Aug. 1, 2007.

Coupling demodulators from Legend with low-power RF tuners from ADI's Integrant Technologies will enable customers to integrate digital reception into a range of portable devices, including portable media players, PDAs, smart phones and laptops. Integrant specializes in low-power radio tuners that allow portable communications, computer and consumer devices to receive digital TV and digital radio broadcasts. In late July, ADI acquired Integrant Technologies.

Legend Silicon's demodulator was designed from the ground up to provide services for both fixed terrestrial HDTV and mobile broadcasts. Based on time domain synchronous-orthogonal frequency division multiplexing technology, this solution excels in providing continuous reception in the challenging conditions mobile applications present, as well as accommodating fixed applications in urban environments comprised of severe multipath interference, said the press release.

"As the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing approach, we expect the Chinese market to rapidly deploy digital broadcast TV services with millions of consumer electronic devices equipped to receive digital broadcast signals," said John Hussey, vice president of high speed signal processing, ADI, in a statement. "Initial rollout will begin in STBs, automobiles and televisions, followed soon after by high-end PDAs, smart phones and portable media players. By 2008, the total market size of mobile TV applications in China is expected to be upwards of tens of millions of units. Ultimately the technology will be adapted for mass-market mobile phones."

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